• From Innovation to Transformation: Reshaping the Campus Landscape by Having the Right People on the Bus

    Author: Julie Johnston Thinking about launching a large-scale initiative – one that involves systematic change with real impact and large-scale transformation of pedagogy? Make sure you have the right people on board to inspire new possibilities. As the Director of Learning Spaces for...

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  • An Advisor’s Perspective On iPASS

    By Matthew Hibdon   The success of the advising system at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) lies within the integration of people and technology. It is evident in the process we use through our iPASS work.  MTSU’s Quest for Student Success laid the foundation for this...

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  • Go Big or Go Home…A Big Tech Initiative Needs a “Big” Vision

    By Laura M. Gambino, Danielle Insalaco-Egan, and John D. Stroud Is Your Vision “20/20”? If you’re going “big” with a technology initiative and implementing at “scale” (however you define scale), you, like us, need to have a big vision. As change...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Early Days for iPASS Research

    iPASS, the acronym for Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success, is a term only now gaining currency across the landscape of higher education reform. Accordingly, research into the efficacy of this comprehensive approach to improving advising by infusing technology is in its early days...

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  • Alternative, Stackable, and Microcredentials: Where are we headed?

    Author Yakut Gazi   Competencies gained through a college degree are under scrutiny, especially after Arum and Roksa’s (2011) groundbreaking findings based on the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) scores, which pointed to lack of significant improvement of higher learning...

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  • New Directions in Credentialing: The View Outside of the Academy

    Author: Phillip Long   Institutions of higher education are starting to experiment with new forms of credentialing. The more ambitious are looking at developments in competency-based learning (CBE) and building programs in that model, which recognize learning achievements in new ways,...

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  • The Importance of Universal Design for Learning

    Imagine that you’re a well-known architect. Your latest project is a high-profile one: designing a new multi-story public museum that will house one-of-a-kind exhibits and priceless treasures. You already know that building accessibility into the design must take place upfront....

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: When Everything is Changing, What’s a “Best Practice?”

    Travel is the very best way to learn. As a child and young adult I lived overseas three times, attending elementary, middle school, and college in different Commonwealth countries. And I know those years taught me exponentially more than most others. My recent trip to University of East London (UEL...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Career Planning and Student Success

    Several studies demonstrate the impact a college degree has on our income earning potential. Estimated lifetime earnings for 40 years of full-time employment means $1 million more for someone with a college degree.  A college degree is a good investment; there is no doubt. Degrees and...

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  • Exploring Meaningful Measures of Accountability

    By Kristen Eshleman and Shireen Campbell   Assessing the quality of and accounting for the value of a college degree are hot topics in US higher education policy. Both the introduction of the EQUIP program and the recent proposed rule for federal loan forgiveness demonstrate that the...

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